Denver Digerati collaborates with SSDP for a Sensory Celebration

Thursday, September 25th at Atisphere in Arlington, VA

Denver Digerati is proud to be showcasing our work at the upcoming Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) fundraiser ?A Sensory Celebration? on September 25th at Artisphere in Arlington, VA. Denver Digerati will present over an hour of our best programming and artist commissions from the last four years, along with some additional works we've deemed unsuitable for public consumption. VIP ticket purchase for the event will benefit SSDP and grant access to a very special evening affair held in Arlington?s creative hub, the architecturally and philosophically signature Artisphere and Dome Theater. An open bar and decadent passed appetizers will compliment casual conversations with SSDP student members who will share their stories of reform from campus, topped off by our very own unique programming including works by artists close to the DC area such as Jonathan Monaghan, Milton Croissant III, Katie Torn and Jeremy Couillard as well as other top-level digital animators that are part of our growing network.

Find out more at ssdp.org

SSDP Flyer

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash #8

Seven commissioned artworks

A program of motion-based artworks commissioned by Denver Digerati in 2014

In 2013 the DTD and Denver Digerati set out an ambitious new agenda for activing public space in downtown Denver's core, with our summer series of Friday Flash events that bring outstanding motion-based art to the public. Friday Flash No. 8 is the continuation of our most unique initiative within the series, our second set of artists commissioned to create works specifically for our LED screen and ongoing permanent collection, the first of its kind in the world. The artists join an elite group of top local, national and international artists advancing techniques relating to advances in technology and digital art. This year's commissioned artists are:

Laleh Mehran

(Denver, CO)

Evan Mann

(Denver, CO)

David Fodel

(Denver, CO)

Jeff Jurich

(Denver, CO)

Katie Torn

(New York, NY)

Jeremy Couillard

(Brooklyn, NY)

Barry Whittaker

(Toledo, OH)

Friday, September 19th at 8:00pm on the corner of 14th and Champa Street.
Afterparty to follow at 9:00pm at Plus Gallery

Friday Flash 8

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash #7

Kid Wonder

Light-hearted, visually expressive animation that's fun for all ages

The basis for "Kid Wonder" is to explore short-form animations and digital artworks that inspire the imaginations of kids as well as adults. In general, the artworks presented by Denver Digerati over the first three years of programming are accessible to the public in a way that is rare for all art, for both young and old alike. The spark of interest struck by a younger generation, however, has been apparent from the start of our series, and Denver Digerati comes through with a program that serves as an example of the overriding accessibility and 'wonder' inherent in art that is firmly of today yet rooted in artistic traditions that have steadily grown in sophistication and visibility over just the last hundred-plus years. "Kid Wonder" is distinctly not a kids cartoon hour, rather a subtle shift in direction with artworks that are particularly friendly to youth of all ages but should equally interest adults with a thirst for fun, visually expressive content. The program consists of almost an hour's worth of visual bliss by artists and creatives from all over the world. In keeping to the spirit of Saturday morning cartoons, Kid Wonder will have a repeat screening the morning of July 19th at 11am, following it's debut Friday night, July 18th at 7pm.

July 18th starting at 8:00 PM and July 19th matinee at 11am, at the corner of 14th and Champa Street in downtown Denver.

Kid Wonder

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash #6

Download This / Image Anarchism

A thoroughly unique public-art engagement, propelled by today’s file-sharing culture

Denver Digerati's "Friday Flash" program returns to the streets of Denver once again to present a refreshing dose of visual awe to the public in the form of today's most captivating and unique digital animation and motion-based artworks. Download This / Image Anarchism delivers an assortment of fascinating artworks downloaded directly from online file-sharing sources, resulting in a diverse and exciting mixture that continues Denver Digerati’s efforts to remain at the forefront of leading trends in art. The concept picks up on Brad Troemel’s theory’s put forth in his recent essay Art after Social Media, in which he states “.....the image anarchist reflects a generational indifference toward intellectual property, regarding it as a bureaucratically regulated construct. This indifference stems from file sharing and extends to de-authored, decontextualized Tumblr posts. Image anarchism is the path that leads art to exist outside the traditional context of art.” In keeping with the unique protocol, one has to show up in order to discover what artists and which of their individual works will be shown,the first time such a concept has likely been presented to the public anywhere in the world.

June 13th starting at 8:00 PM at the corner of 14th and Champa Street in downtown Denver.

Denver Digerati continues the spirit of Download This on Saturday, June 14th with an all-encompassing presence in Colorado Springs for the Gallery of Contemporary Art’s annual “Brilliant” fundraiser and evening art-bash, including the history of our Friday Flash programming as well as select works distinctly NOT approved for the streets of Downtown Denver.

Download This

Monkey Town 4 hits Denver for a three-month engagement

Digerati commissioned artists featured in experiential environment

February 27th - June 1st, 2014

After 10 years in New York City, Monkey Town, the first experimental completely immersive film and food experience, lands in Denver for its premiere traveling 4th edition. From February 27 - June 1, this video cube and dining installation operates for three months as a nightly pop up - in RiNo Art District at 3545 Larimer St - before continuing on a planned three year national and international tour. Denver Digerati has been working to support the Monkeytown 4 experience, the brainchild of artist Montgomery Knott, who spent many years exhibiting video-based art at his space in Brooklyn. Through the network of artists he built up over the year, and his genuine passion for the medium, he began a concept that delivers a unique experience combining motion-art, dining and performance into one total package. Digerati commissioned artists who will have work shown include Milton Melvin Croissant III, Quintin Gonzalez, Chris Coleman, Alex McLeod, and Jonathan Monaghan. The rest of the lineup includes upcoming Digerati commissioned artists Laleh Mehran and Evan Mann, as well as some of the most exciting national and international artists including Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, Peter Burr, Kelly Monico, Will Rahilly, Johanna Billing, Jeremy Couillard, Agnes Bolt, Theo Angell, Phil Solomon and Montgomery Knott. This is an experience not to be missed!

Get your tickets and find out more at Monkeytown4.com

Monkeytown 4

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash Series Review at CRAVE

A program of motion-based artworks commissioned by Denver Digerati in 2013

In support of Denver Arts Week, Denver Digerati and the Denver Theatre District will present Friday Flash Programs No. 1, 3, 4 and 5 at Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge across the street from the LED screen at the corner of 14th and Champa St. Crave has supported the Friday Flash series and other Denver Theatre District events since their space was activated in 2011. The series review gives the public the opportunity to view our curatorial vision in the comfort of Crave's interior space, over drinks and terrific food, projected on their large-screen.

Friday, November 8th at 6:00pm, at Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge on the corner of 14th and Champa Street

Friday Flash 2013 Rewind

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash #5

Seven commissioned artworks

A program of motion-based artworks commissioned by Denver Digerati in 2013

For 2013 the DTD and Denver Digerati set out an ambitious new agenda for activing public space in downtown Denver's core, with our summer series of Friday Flash events occurring monthly and the initiation of a new program to commission artists to create new works specifically for the LED screen at 14th and Champa, where Friday Flash takes place. Friday Flash No. 5 is the highly anticipated conclusion of the series, where we will unveil brand new, never before seen works by seven spectacular talents. All of the commissioned artists have supported the DTD and Denver Digerati's initial efforts in our first three years in one context or another. The artworks created through the commissions will become part of the DTD's permanent collection, the first of its kind and a vital change to the nature of public art. This year's commissioned artists are:

Chris Coleman

(Denver, CO)

Bryan Leister

(Denver, CO)

Quintin Gonzalez

(Denver, CO)

Justin Beard

(Denver, CO)

Alex McLeod

(Toronto, Canada)

Jonathan Monaghan

(Washington, DC)

Milton Croissant III

(Baltimore, MD)

Friday, September 20th at 6:30pm on the corner of 14th and Champa Street

Friday Flash 5: Unveiling of Commisioned Works

Artist Roundtable: Denver Digerati 2013

Presented by Emergent Digital Practices @ The University of Denver

2121 East Asbury Ave in the C-cubed Studios (top floor of the Shwayder Art Building)

DU's Emergent Digital Practices program will host a forum with Denver Digerati and six of the artists commissioned to create original works for the public within the unique infrastructure of the Denver Theatre Districts LED screens in Downtown Denver. Denver Digerati curators Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie will moderate a discussion around the topic of how technology is transforming animation and motion-based art, the artists individual responses to the task of the commissions, and how these works might transform traditional notions of public art. The roundtable preceeds the unveiling of the seven artworks commissioned by the DTD that evening as Denver Digerati's final Friday Flash program of the year.

Friday, September 20th at 3:00pm at 2121 East Asbury Ave in the C-cubed Studios (top floor of the Shwayder Art Building)

Friday Flash 5: Artists Roundtable

Friday Flash No. 5 POST BASH

Friday, September 20th @ 8pm

Plus Gallery, 25th and Larimer St.

A celebration after the conclusion of DENVER DIGERATI'S Friday Flash Series, 2013. Join us for a gathering unlike any other. Featuring visuals presented by Denver Digerati Curators Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie. Music by Thug Entrancer (via Brooklyn's Software Label). Special Guests Alex Mcleod (Toronto), Milton Croissant III (Baltimore), Chris Coleman, Justin Beard, Quintin Gonzalez and Bryan Leister (all Denver). Wine from Infinite Monkey Theorem and Beer from River North Brewery.

www.plusgallery.com

Friday Flash 5: Postbash

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash #4

RedLine Resident Artists

A program of motion based art by resident artists from Denver's RedLine Studios

RedLine is a diverse urban laboratory where art, education and community converge, and one of the most respected artist residency programs in the region. RedLine engages approximately 15 to 20 artists at any given time for durations of up to three years, with a structure that supports both emerging and mentoring contemporary artists. Friday Flash No. 4 will present works by some of the current crop of resident artists who have a concentration in motion-based art or have projects that extend into that realm, including Katie Martineau-Caron, Nikki Pike, Katie Watson, Lurke (Laura Shill in collaboration with Burke Miles), Donald Fodness (in collaboration with Barry Whittaker and Mike Bernhardt) as well as Bryan Leister and Justin Beard, two commissioned artists for Friday Flash No 5.

August 9th at 6:30 PM the corner of 14th and Champa Street in downtown Denver.

Friday Flash 4: Redline

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash #3

The World is !Flat

A program of cutting edge motion-art by emerging international artists Curated by DU professor and Denver Digerati artist Chris Coleman.

The World is !Flat presents short-form animations and motion-based artworks by a select group of artist who are building a strong presence in the international sphere of digital art. The program features works by Sama Alshaibi, Brianna Lowe, Sara Ludy, Rosa Menkman, Brenna Murphy, Katie Torn, Sabine Gruffat and Angela Washko. Chris Coleman is one of seven artists commissioned by Denver Digerati to create new works for the Denver Theatre District's permanent collection in 2013. His collaborative works with artist Michael Salter are on view in the Denver Digerati exhibition 'Mirage' hosted at Plus Gallery, Denver through July 6th. Coleman is an Associate Professor of Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver, specializing in video, installation, gizmology, animation, and sculpture.

July 12th, 6:30PM the corner of 14th and Champa Street in downtown Denver.

Friday Flash 3: The World is !Flat

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash #2

crowd>control

An interactive audio-visual performance by David Fodel & Paco Proano.

crowd>control playfully engages public media space by turning the corner of 14th and champa into a live audio-visual instrument. Using the big-screen LED panel and software for tracking people in public spaces the artists construct a system that is interactively changed by the movement of the people and vehicles. Sound and image become entangled with bodies and technology in an artwork that is part game, part instrument and all fun. crowd>control is sponsored in part by Artemis Vision, a Denver-based machine vision systems integrator.

June 14th, 6:30PM the corner of 14th and champa in Denver.

Friday Flash 2: crowd>control

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash #1

Curated by Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie of Denver Digerati, with Tariana Navas-Nieves Program Manager for Denver Arts & Venues.

Join us at Crave starting at 6pm to hear DTD curator Ivar Zeile discuss this year's unique programming efforts for the District’s LED screens and introduce the lineup for the evening's first "Friday Flash" program. Assistant curator Ryan Pattie and Arts & Venues Manager of Cultural Programming Tariana Navas-Nieves will also discuss their selections for the program, and Crave’s Brandon Meyer will be serving up his FF inspired “Miracle” cocktail infused with Smirnoff raspberry pomegranate sorbet vodka both before and after the screening!

Protey Temen

(Moscow, Russia)

Stephanie Davidson

(Ontario, Canada)

Jason Akira Somma

(New York, NY)

Jake Fried

(Boston, MA)

Sumit Sijher

(California, USA)

Diego Lama

(Lima, Peru)

Atomic Elroy

(Sacramento, California)

Faiyaz Jafri

(New york, NY)

Friday Flash 1

The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati
have two new initiatives in place for 2013.

We have recently selected seven artists that will be commissioned to create new motion-based artworks for the DTD’s LED screen infrastructure.These will be the first works for a permanent collection that will be shown on a periodic basis as a new downtown Denver public-art initiative exclusively for artists working in animation and motion-based art.

The artists now confirmed for this year’s commissions are:

Chris Coleman

(Denver, CO)

Bryan Leister

(Denver, CO)

Quintin Gonzalez

(Denver, CO)

Justin Beard

(Denver, CO)

Alex McLeod

(Toronto, Canada)

Jonathan Monaghan

(Washington, DC)

Milton Croissant III

(Baltimore, MD)

The commissioned artists works will be unveiled to the public in September of 2013 as part of our final “Friday Flash” program on the LED screen at the corner of 14th and Champa Streets in Downtown Denver. “Friday Flash” is a 30-60 minute program of motion-based art that showcases the work of local, national and international artists in both thematic and curated groups. The series will commence in May and run once a month through September. Specific Friday evening dates will be posted shortly, with events taking place between the hours of 5:30 and 7pm.

Rick Silva on LED Screen

Friday Flash

DTD and Denver Digerati will present five “Friday Flash” programs to commence
in May and run monthly through September. All programs to start at 6:30pm.

MAY 24th @ 6:30pm

- Group show of works selected by DTD curators Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie,
and Arts and Venues Manager of Cultural Programs Tariana Navas-Nieves

JUNE 14th @ 6:30pm

- Paco Proano and David Fodel interactive concept

JULY 12th @ 6:30pm

- Group show of works by guest curator Chris Coleman

AUGUST 9th @ 6:30pm

- Group show of works by RedLine studio artists

SEPTEMBER 20th @ 6:30pm

- DTD 2013 Commissioned artwork unveiling

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